NMS-2DFC87: Roman Mount

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Unique ID: NMS-2DFC87

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy openwork mount, furniture fitting or decorative grill made from thin sheet. Broken, now triangular with two surviving sides set at slightly wider than 90 degrees, slightly raised plain repoussé border and elaborate openwork in a D-shaped panel in the surviving corner and broken across a curved panel, perhaps circular when complete. Three empty attachment holes at the edge, one in the surviving complete corner and one next to each break. The surface is mostly a bright gold colour and uncorroded as it was found in waterlogged conditions. Surviving dimensions 54 x 53mm, less than 0.5mm thick.

Although no very close parallel has been found, the style of openwork is similar to that on mounts recorded on the PAS database, including BM-D948B2, NCL-9FAD15 and NCL-42E596.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 43
Date to: Circa AD 400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 54 mm
Width: 53 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th July 2015 - Monday 6th July 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Mrs Erica Darch

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 60854
Other reference: IND06072015ED

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Caistor St. Edmund (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2304
Four figure Latitude: 52.58803241
Four figure longitude: 1.2905818
1:25K map: TG2304
1:10K map: TG20SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found before 06/07/15.
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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